Caren Siehl and Joanne Martin discuss how the quantity of organizational culture research has increased dramatically during the last decade (e.g., Barley, Meyer, & Gash, 1988), in part because so much of it has held out a tantalizing promise: that culture may be a key to enhancing financial performance.
Research and Insights Archive
Research and Insights from the Center for Effective Organizations
Service in Manufacturing: Some Strategic and Theoretical Implications
In this paper by David E. Bowen, Caren J. Siehl, and Benjamin Schneider, approaches to enhancing the competitiveness of domestic manufacturing operations are re-conceptualized as ways of restructuring production operations to include attributes of service operations.
Managing Cultural Differences in Mergers and Acquisitions: The Role of the Human Resource Function
C. Siehl, G. Ledford, Jr., R. Silverman, and P. Fay explain that no comprehensive data exist about the percentage of mergers and acquisitions that end in failure, but nearly all observers agree that the percentage is disturbingly high.
After the Founder: An Opportunity to Manage Culture
The purpose of this paper by Caren Siehl is to address the question of “If culture can be managed, when and what aspects of culture can be managed”.
Measuring Organizational Culture
The purpose of this paper by Caren Siehl and Joanne Martin is to describe a hybrid approach to the issue of measuring organizational culture.